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Dr. Emily Robins Sharpe

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Assistant Professor
English
Parker Hall 007 • M-1402
603-358-2347

Degrees & Credentials: BA with first-class honours in English, University of King’s College and Dalhousie University (Halifax, Nova Scotia); MA and PhD in English, the Pennsylvania State University (University Park, PA).

Professional Interests: Current research focuses on international and multi-ethnic depictions of the Spanish Civil War. Courses emphasize transnational Anglophone modernism, postcolonial and cosmopolitan theory, Jewish literatures, and the digital humanities.

Professional Background: From 2012-2013, held an Editing Modernism in Canada postdoctoral fellowship in the School of English and Theatre Studies at the University of Guelph, (Guelph, Ontario). Taught undergraduate English courses at the University of Guelph and Penn State.

Awards & Accolades: Co-applicant on a Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada Insight Development Grant, to fund research for “Canada and the Spanish Civil War, a Digital Research Environment” (2012-2014).

Emily Robins Sharpe is assistant professor of global Anglophone and postcolonial literatures in the English Department. She completed her Master’s and PhD in Penn State’s Department of English, and her BA at the University of King’s College and Dalhousie University. Before coming to Keene State, she held an Editing Modernism in Canada postdoctoral fellowship in the University of Guelph’s School of English and Theatre Studies. Her research and teaching interests include global modernisms, postcolonial theory, cosmopolitanism, Jewish literatures, and the digital humanities. She is at work on a book manuscript examining global Anglophone responses to the Spanish Civil War (1936-1939), which argues for the war as a formative juncture in transnational multicultural discourse. With Dr. Bart Vautour, she is co-director of “Canada and the Spanish Civil War: A Digital Research Environment,” a multi-phase project establishing a digital archive and print anthology of Canadian Spanish Civil War literature funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada.